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Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to France

  March 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm by

The second and last day of the Dutch State Visit to France began today, Friday March 11, with a touching moment. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, visited the bar “Le Carillon”, one of the targets of the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people last November. The Royal Couple met the owner of the bar, an employee, local residents and aid workers … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Start Their State Visit to France

  March 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm by

Arrived yesterday evening in Paris, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began a two-day state visit to France today. In the morning took place a welcoming ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe. The King and Queen paid their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the King laid a wreath. A minute of silence was held and were played the national anthems. The Royal Couple signed the Livre d’Or. … Continue reading

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First Look: Queen Máxima’s French State Visit Fashion

  March 10, 2016 at 8:55 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands began today a state visit to France, and while we will have a more in-depth report later in the day, let’s take a quick look at Queen Máxima’s first outfit of the visit – because who else brings it like Máx when abroad? She chose a chic Claes Iversen coat-style dress in a bone for her first engagements, which has panelled detailing, lace and beading … Continue reading

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RVD Releases Programme for Dutch State Visit to France

  February 25, 2016 at 4:57 am by

The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) released the programme of the Dutch state visit to France, which will be on March 10-11 2016. The visit will build on the ‘positive impuls’ that the official visit of President Hollande to The Hague gave to the bilateral relation between the countries. The visit will be focussed on economic, cultural and European cooperation and shared history and values will be highlighted. Apart from … Continue reading

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King of Morocco on Visit to France

  February 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid a day-long visit to France today, meeting with President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace in the French capital. A number of government ministers attended the meeting at the Palace, prior to the King and the President heading off to visit the Institut du Monde Arabe, where they inspected plans for the creation of a Moroccan Cultural Centre in Paris. The purpose of the visit … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit and Her Kids Attend Memorial For Paris Attack Victims

  November 18, 2015 at 11:54 am by

This afternoon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius Borg Høiby, attended a memorial service for the Paris attack victims. The memorial took place in Oslo’s city courtyard. The royals listened to speeches given by Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the French ambassador to Norway. View image | gettyimages.com Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her children attend the memorial for the Paris attack … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Sign Book of Condolence For Paris Attacks

  November 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge signed a book of condolence at the French Embassy in London. The couple expressed their sympathies for the victims of the attacks in Paris which took place on November 13. They signed the book of condolence in the presence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom who also greeted them at their arrival. The Duke of Cambridge wrote, “To all those who have … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik & Princess Marie Attend Paris Attacks Memorial

  November 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Marie this morning were present at a memorial service at the French Reformed Church to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The pair, both with French roots, were joined by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, other members of the Danish government and France’s Ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray. Princess Marie, who was born in Paris, was visibly moved during … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi and Clotilde Courau At Montblanc Boheme Event

  July 10, 2015 at 6:01 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi and Clotilde Courau attended the Montblanc Boheme Cocktail Event which was held today at the Orangerie Ephemere in Paris. Clotilde Courau wore a sleeveless black lace dress matched with a gold belt. View image | gettyimages.com Charlotte Casiraghi wore a sleeveless black and white dress. Charlotte Casiraghi is the new face for the brands Bohème collection, starting from September, she will be featured in their advertising campaign. View … Continue reading

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Final Day of Spanish State Visit to France

  June 4, 2015 at 3:36 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain completed their French state visit earlier today, bidding farewell to the city that gave them an overwhelmingly warm reception. In the morning, King Felipe had a breakfast meeting with French and Spanish businessmen at the Spanish Embassy. The King emphasised the relationship between France and Spain in regards to trade, and encouraged the “increase in cooperation between companies” of the two countries to “launch … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Attends Founder’s Day Parade at RHC

  June 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

Prince Andrew, Duke of York was present at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning, where he took the salute from veterans during the parade. The Duke also delivered a speech, in which he called the Chelsea Pensioners – the veterans who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – “epitomes of what we would classify as service to the crown.” View image | gettyimages.com “The lifelong service … Continue reading

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Second Day of the Spanish State Visit to France

  June 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia today continued their state visit to France, meeting with a number of organisations and individuals in Paris. The day began with an audience with the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the Guild Hall. During the meeting, the King and Queen opened a new garden symbolising peace and freedom. Afterwards, the couple headed over to the Palacio Petit Luxembourg where they met with the President of the … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin French State Visit

  June 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain have begun their State Visit to France, which was originally meant to be held in March this year but was cancelled due to the Germanwings air disaster. After a ceremonial departure from Barajas Airport in Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Paris where French President François Hollande officially welcomed them at the Arc de Triomphe. Here, the official party – including the … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Attends 50th Anniversary of the IARC

  May 16, 2015 at 11:42 am by

HRH Princess Lalla Salma was guest of honor at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The event took place in Lyon, France and HRH attended as Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. During the event, Lalla Salma gave a short speech where she spoke about the Lalla Salma Foundation. Lalla Salma wore a red dress with … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde: Visit to the EU Institutions

  April 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm by

Today King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the Eurocorps in Strasbourg, France. They were accompanied by the Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. At their arrival, the King and the Queen were received by Anne Brasseur, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. … Continue reading

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Spanish-French State Visit Cancelled

  March 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The Spanish state visit to France has been cancelled following the Germanwings air crash in southern France. King Felipe and Queen Letizia first met with the French Prime Minister, Minister Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona, for a welcoming ceremony at the Hotel de Invalides. Then came the news of the air crash as they were about to meet with President François Hollande. After an audience, the trio held a press … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Attends Shooting Vigil

  February 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm by

Joining tens of thousands of fellow Danes, Crown Prince Frederik tonight participated in a candlelit vigil to honour the two victims of the weekend’s Copenhagen shootings. The memorial took place in a packed Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads, near the Fælledparken in Østerbro. Songs, including John Lennon’s Imagine and Danish tune Man binder os på mund og hånd (which translates to ‘They tie our mouths and hands’) that was written in resistance to the Nazi … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King and Queen Attend Unity March in Paris

  January 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

On January 11, 2015 King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to France to take part in an anti-terrorism march. The march was called by French President, François Hollande, to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Their Majesties were received by President Hollande at the Elysee Palace before they attended the march in honour of the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks along with other … Continue reading

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French Aristocrat Michèle de Castelbajac Found Murdered

  November 15, 2014 at 4:34 am by

On October 12, Vicomtesse Michèle de Castelbajac, a French aristocrat, was murdered at her home, the Château de Caumont. She was seventy-eight years old. It is believed that the Vicomtesse was murdered by a young man aged twenty-eight from the Lot-et-Garonne area of France. When the police were alerted of the Vicomtesse’s murder, her skull had been cracked and she was found lying in a pool of blood at her … Continue reading

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